Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Patt's Cup 3  oil   8x8

And here's the third one. I want to play more with the pieces of paper. They create some interesting shapes.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Patt's Cup 2  oil  8x8

Here's the second one. How many different views of the same cup?

Friday, June 5, 2015

Patt's Cup  1   oil   8x8
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Here is the first of three still lifes all painted in sequence.  When I got to the end of the third I went back to the first and loosened it up. I often find that it takes me three paintings to be able to let go.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Honey Jar 3   oil    8x6
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The last honey jar. I particularly like painting what I see through glass.  The distortion keeps the tightness away. As your heads moves what you see can drastically change, so I have to make choices and stick with them.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Randomness  oil   7x5

Another one I painted with my student who is working on painting flowers. She brought in a few geraniums and a glass.  Couldn't have been more simple.  I love the suggestion of the petals and stems.  It's an idea of flower.  That appeals to me.  Not fussy.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Community    oil    5.75x4.5
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First painting of the second batch of garlics.  I recently lost the mothership garlics and now I have to wait until they come into season again.  Losing them was like losing a friend. The mothership is here: Sold but not forgotten.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Onion Curls  oil  12x9

Once again nterested in the shadows, and what happens as light passes through glass. Trying to keep it loose, keep the paint fluid. I like the echoes of the curves of the onion greens and the ellipses of the glass.

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Honey Jar 2   oil 8x6
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 One of my students was interested in painting a jar with honey in it.  I poured one and worked out some of the issues of refraction and transparency. I think it basically comes down to "paint what you see."

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Honey Jar   oil    8x6   
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Painted this one with a student in class.  I'm very interested in the reflections, refracted light, shadows, and bakelite silverware.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Red Shoes 3   oil    12x11
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Here's the third painting of the triptych. I'm in the process of switching to water miscible/soluble oils. Looking at these paintings from February makes me see that I need to work on making the water soluble oils juicier.  My edges in these little red shoe paintings are freer, have more gesture, use thicker paint than the last couple of paintings I've done with the new paint.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Red Shoes 2    oil  12x11

The second red shoes painting. I scattered blue paint for the background.  Started with red but thought it looked too much like there had been an accident.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Red Shoes 1  oil   12x11
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I have a triptych of these little red shoes.  One of my students (thanks Barb) brought them into class.  They are just the right size, not too small not too big.  And very red.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Piece by Piece    oil   8x6
A demo set up for my students. I love the glow, not always easy to achieve. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Cozy   oil   10x10
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There's a show Friday evening at the Oak Park Art League, Muses and Mentors.  My students from painting and figure drawing will have work in the show.